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. >> good morning. i'm rob nelson. with a successful debate performance under his belt, mitt romney is distancing himself from his own words about the 47%. >> in the past, he stood by the comments. but overnight, there was a major change. abc's tahman bradley joins us from washington, with more. tahman? >> reporter: good morning, rob and reena. mitt romney is showing a lot of confidence on the stump. and we'll see if his strong debate performance gives him a boost in the polls. but for now, romney is trying to put to rest a controversy that's dogged him for weeks. with his campaign reenergized after a strong showing in wednesday's debate, mitt romney took on the controversy, surrounding his comments that 47% of americans are dependent on government. shortly after a tape of his comments were released, romney said his remarking were not eloquently stated. but in an interview on fox news, he offered a new explanation. >> it's completely wrong. and i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> reporter: president obama, meanwhile, is trying to rebound
that the middle class pain was due to bush policies. that romney and ryan want to repeat. the debate symbolizes a problem for the president. even though the economic collapse happened under bush, four years later, families are still hurting. many in the middle class are barely treading water. all guaranteed fodder for tomorrow night's debate in denver. the first lady is making her way there. first stop in ohio. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: where early voting began today. >> are we going sit back and watch everything we worked for and fought for to just slip away? >> reporter: ann romney got to colorado before her. >> we have a debate coming up. we're excited about that. we're focused. >> reporter: family members' nerves are on edge, as josh romney confided to diane in august. >> i hate the debates. trying to sit there and be cool and keep a smile on your face. inside you want to fall down. >> reporter: four years ago, michelle obama would get so nervous during the debates she didn't like to watch them. she'll be there tomorrow in the debate hall. we turn to david muir who is there. david?
. >> president obama and mitt romney facing off in the first of three debates. abc's karen travers is in denver with a preview. >> reporter: with president obama and mitt romney doing final debate preps, their running mates hit the campaign trail. vice president biden was speaking about romney's economic plans when he said this. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: republicans call it a stunning admission that the middle class has been hurt by the obama administration's policies. congressman paul ryan pounced. >> of course, the middle class has been buried. they're being buried by regulations. they're being buried by taxes. is they're being buried by borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administrations economic failures. >> reporter: biden later tried to dig himself out. >> the middle class was buried by the policies of romney and the ryan supported. >> reporter: except for debate prep, it was a politics-free day for the presidential contenders. romney had lunch at chipotle while president obama paid a visit to th
a preview. >> reporter: both candidates took a break from their intense debate prep tuesday. with mitt romney getting a bite to eat in denver. and president obama visiting the hoover dam for the first time. both have relied heavily on their running mates this week to lead their campaigns. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle-class has been varied the last four years. >> reporter: it didn't take long for paul ryan to pounce on that comment. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle-class, over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means, we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney. >> reporter: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race for president is still very close, which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. brandi hitt, abc news, denver. >> thanks to brandi hitt. abc's coverage of tonight's debate begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> now, we turn to the trouble at american airlines. and actually progress on two fronts this morning. there is new movement in the bitter labor dispute
raised $181 million. bringing his re-election total to $835 million. romney's raised at least $548 million so far. mitt romney spent a second consecutive day asking for votes in florida. >> thank you. >> the republican contender is riding some momentum from last week's debate. huey has drawn his biggest crowds of the campaign. 6,000 in orlando and 8,000 in port saint lucy. >> you had a chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now days later we are hearing his excuses and next january we will be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> this week it is the running mates' turn to debate. abc news, washington. >> you don't have to wait until november to vote. early voting in california starts tomorrow. by law vote by mail starts 29 days before the election and that's monday. you can also go to your county election office and cast a ballot. tomorrow is columbus day meaning some county election offices will be closed. october 22nd is the deadline to register to vote. >>> the hundreds of venezuela nationals who voted at the consulate in san francisco learned that hugo
in the democratic party raised $181 million. bringing his re-election total to $835 million. romney's raised at least $548 million so far. mitt romney spent a second consecutive day asking for votes in florida. >> thank you. >> the republican contender is riding some momentum from last week's debate. huey has drawn his biggest crowds of the campaign. 6,000 in orlando and 8,000 in port saint lucy. >> you had a chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now days later we are hearing his excuses and next january we will be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> this week it is the running mates' turn to debate. abc news, washington. >> you don't have to wait until november to vote. early voting in california starts tomorrow. by law vote by mail starts 29 days before the election and that's monday. you can also go to your county election office and cast a ballot. tomorrow is columbus day meaning some county election offices will be closed. october 22nd is the deadline to register to vote. >>> the hundreds of venezuela nationals who voted at the consulate in san francisco lea
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